To win the competition, operators had to demonstration outstanding speed, skill, and efficiency in handling a hydraulic log loader.
The competition began with nine wood blocks scattered randomly on the ground. Operating a new Link-belt log loader, contestants stacked the blocks end to end, matching numbers or colors within 7 minutes.
The “best of the west” winners this year were:
First Place: Layne Walker, Surco Logging Inc., Springfield, Ore.
Time: 3:55 minutes
Second Place: Ross Cribbs, Van Wells Timber Co., Dallas, Ore.
Time: 4:15 minutes
Third Place: Chad Bell, Wayne Stone Logging, Sandy, Ore.
Time: 4:47 minutes